Monday, April 30, 2012

Sub Wars

"An old man on the subway, but nobody can Offer one 's seat to him..."

Prometheus International Launch Trailer

"Ridley Scott, director of "Alien" and "Blade Runner," returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race."

Monday, April 23, 2012

Just Jack

Was cat sitting a few weeks back, well the cat visiting, feeding, playing then leaving type cat you do you take pictures with a view to exploiting it for karma...

Jack 4

Jack 6

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Missing: Skateramp

So it seems the skatepark in Leipzig has gone. I say skatepark more hangout for the idea if it will come back or it has gone to be replaced by a station for the new underground train deeley...

missing skatepark
picture from

Making an optical lens

Having recently got into photography I can admit I have no idea how the device works on a technical basis. I have especially little idea about lenses and how they are made. This video from the Discovery Channel (quality is not great) gives a pretty good rundown of how a lens is made. It is pretty fascinating to see how much is done by hand and not just run through a machine and how many stages there are in the whole process. My favourite part was actually when they showed how they engraved the lens information onto the lens barrel. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Famous Photos in History in Colour

An amazing set of pictures by Reddit user mygrapefruit and self-taught picture colourer Sanna Dullaway.

I have always wondered how one would go about colouring in a black and white image and here is how one artist, I_COLORED_IT_FOR_YOU, approaches a picture.
I_COLORED_IT_FOR_YOU (_) 9 points  ago (12|3)
When doing serious colorizations, I do as much research as possible. This would involve finding color images of 1920s fashion, an updated image of the architecture and funny you should mention the color of trees as I've even researched the type of tree and used images of the bark and leaves in order to get the color just right. However, in my free time when I've been colorizing random images on Reddit, it's about 90% guesswork. I play around a lot more with the color to what I think 'looks best', so its much more of an educated guess. :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Flour bomb

Found this motor vehicle on Sunday evening...must have been one hell of a saturday night...

flour car

floured car

Monday, April 16, 2012

Advanced Cat Yodeling

Lucy (my cat, sorry our cat), you are in so much trouble...

Seeing is Believing?

"The McGurk effect is a compelling demonstration of how we all use visual speech information. The effect shows that we can't help but integrate visual speech into what we 'hear'."

This is pretty cool. I remember seeing this when it first came out and was amazed by it. Try it, it really does work...

The Harpsichord Maker

The Harpsichord Maker from Morgan Inglis on Vimeo.

I love theses videos. Mainly to see people creating these amazing instruments. This type of job really is a "follow your dreams" type job. This is not something you fall into, this is something you really want to do.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

happy little chap having a dance...

Whilst out taking pictures of woolly trees I happened to snap this happy little chap having a dance...

Monday, April 9, 2012

a PHD in Facial Hair

Who you gonna call?

William Shatner it seems. With Bill Murray out of the third Ghostbusters movie, could this be his replacement? 

Who ya gonna call? SHATNER! I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!


So, not having a smart phone, I cannot try out Instagram. So here are my Instagramishish pictures...where basically i've just overdone it on the filters and voila..

all pictures were taken in Erfurt.
ferris wheel
arty 70's shot of a Ferris Wheel
sunlit church
moody abandoned building...drop the darks and raise the lights...

TIL Die Hard was Alan Rickman's first film

This is one of those facts that I must have known, and if I didn't then why not?

die hard

Hans Gruber
Played By: Alan Rickman
Film: Die Hard
Why He's On The List: Acclaimed British stage actor Alan Rickman hadn't made a movie before Die Hard. With all due respect to his wonderful career since, he might as well have stopped there, for there's no topping Hans Gruber. There are scarier villains, there may even be more iconic villains, but when it comes to slickness, suaveness, and coolness, Gruber has 'em licked. Endlessly quotable, Gruber's mind is as sharp as his suit and neat goatee - and the biggest testimony to Rickman's charismatic performance is that part of you wants him to get away with it.

Finest Hour: The moment when, after hours of hard work, the Nakatomi vault opens, and Gruber is bathed in heavenly light as the fruits of his labour appear. Of course, two hours later, he's sidewalk squelch, but never mind.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

How the Titanic Sank

"James Cameron and his team pull together a new CGI of how they believe the Titanic sank and reached the ocean floor."

Friday, April 6, 2012

Every Blink 182 album in a minute...

Punk is all about short songs...yes there is a lot more to it than that, but short songs are a punk thing...I saw NOfX play seven songs in a minute...but every album in one minute...the funny thing is, this also shows you have samey blink's songs are...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The moonwalking Manakin bird

I watched an old QI episode today from series 5 which featured this chap, the Manakin bird, who has a rather nifty set of moves to impress the lady birds...anyways, to cut a long story short I made this...nothing special but will put a smile on your face...(i hope)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Doctor Who RPG

Cool Doctor Who RPG featuring key events from the 5th and 6th series (possible spoliers if you've not seen it)...

Doctor Who - Family Portrait

Doctor Who - Family Portrait by *caldwellart

This family portrait of the 11th Doctor is awesome. It was painted by Steve Caldwell in acrylic on board 

Doctor Who & Star Trek

Sorry to all you TOS people but this is probably going to disappoint you. 

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 crossover comic is May. Centered around the unholy alliance of the Borg and the Cybermen, Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 will force the Doctor to team up with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise to prevent the destruction of all humanity.


Luminaris is a short stopmotion film. It has some great effects that really bring the film to life...